to the melody of Hawthorne High School's
fight song which was derived from the
University of Wisconsin's "On Wisconsin."
members Brian, Carl & Dennis Wilson
and Al Jardine went to school.
two versions of "Be True to Your School."
The first was released the following month
on the album Little Deuce Coup.
and added the sound of shouting cheerleaders
to the mix, was released around Halloween
and reached its peak of popularity between
Thanksgiving and Christmas.
on Billboard and spent three weeks
at #1 on a station in Los Angeles.
The Beach Boys (single version,
December 1963, highest chart pos. #6)
that's on your mind at this very moment.
Who were those cheerleaders?
beginning a 4-part series dedicated to them and
other acts that captured the Beach Boys sound.
girls under his wing, used them as background
"Be True to Your School" and got them
a Capitol recording contract.
for the Honeys and they began to release singles
of their own. Brian Wilson and Marilyn Rovell
developed a personal relationship and they
married in December 1964.
the parents of Carnie and Wendy Wilson
who went on to join Chynna Phillips to
form the hit girl group trio of the 90s
called Wilson Phillips.
surf-rock scene in which female surfers or
girlfriends of male surfers are called honeys.
Jan and Dean referred to honeys in their
hit "Surf City," a song written in draft
form by Brian Wilson and finished
by Jan Berry and Dean Torrence.
that first two singles released by the
Honeys were songs about surfing.
second single, has a sound similar to that of
two Jan and Dean hits which were charting
at the time, "Surf City" and "Honolulu Lulu."
(September 1963, uncharted)
killer bees were found on Honeys' wax!
of "Pray For Surf,"
The Honeys (Sept. 1963, B side of "Pray For Surf")
JUST GETTING STARTED.
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